Friday, 27 January 2023

There Was Regret

          The Wee Small Hours, said that in spite of loss, abandonment, defeat, he - and you - could get through the night. You could still get hurt, but it was worth the risk because you knew that no defeat was permanent. There would be another day, a new woman, another chance to roll the dice. There was rue in some of the songs. There was regret. There was no self-pity.

Pete Hamill
on Sinatra

Ted Allan

Wednesday, 25 January 2023

Even Bad Luck is Some Kind of Luck #112


The Trial

Friends of Eddie Coyle

The Big Heat

In the Cut

Blue Dahlia

Lost Highway

Flamingo Road

Mikey and Nicky

Lady from Shanghai

Plein Soleil

Strangers on a Train

Nightmare Alley (2021)

Touch of Evil

They Shoot Horses Don't They

It Always Rains on Sunday

Point Blank

Quai Des Orfevres

Sexy Beast

Raging Bull

Sunday, 22 January 2023

Never Had Any

           There's always something to do if you don't have to work or consider the cost. It's no real fun but the rich don't know that. They never had any. They never want anything very hard except maybe somebody else's wife and that's a pretty pale desire compared with the way a plumber's wife wants new curtains for the living room.

The Long Goodbye
Raymond Chandler

Marjory Collins

Saturday, 21 January 2023

More Shadows in the Sawdust

Nightmare Alley (2021)

Perchance to Dream (Twilight Zone)


Man on a Tightrope

Night Tide

Two Moon Junction

Dark Tower


Nightmare Alley (1947)